50 Cent is coming back to the small screen. Entertainment Weekly recently announced VH1’s plans for a new show starring the G-Unit general as he travels down South to uncover his family lineage.
Dubbed 50’s Roots, the television program will follow Fif on his journey to find his extended family and learn about his relatives’ history as slaves.
50 isn’t the only rapper making it onto VH1’s new TV lineup. DMX and Eve are both among the stars to be chronicled in upcoming Behind the Music specials, airing this June.
The cable network will also present a special version of their annual Hip Hop Honors awards celebration this year, specifically focusing on the Dirty South. The show, now in it’s seventh year, will pay tribute to southern pioneers like Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Luther “Luke” Campbell and 2 Live Crew, Master P, and Organized Noize. The show will tape at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and will air on Monday, June 7 at 9 p.m. EST.
Also coming to VH1 is a new program called Diary of a Hip-Hop Girlfriend. The eight-part series follows four women and their struggles to maintain relationships with rap stars.
As of press time there are no official air times for 50′s Roots, Diary of a Hip-Hop Girlfriend or DMX and Eve’s Behind the Music episodes. —Elan Mancini